Audi plans 12 refreshed, new vehicles by 2019

first_imgVolkswagen AG’s Audi of America luxury unit plans to unveil 12 updated and new vehicles in the United States over the next three years, the company said on Wednesday.Audi of America President Scott Keogh told Reuters in an interview on the sidelines of the New York International Auto Show that the new vehicles represent 80 per cent of current sales.”We are in essence going to replace our entire portfolio,” he said.ALSO READ:Audi R8 Spyder, Toyota Prius Prime, Mazda MX-5 RF previewed at NYIAS 2016Audi’s US sales jumped 11.1 per cent in 2015 to 202,202 vehicles, the first time the company topped 200,000 in the United States and ahead of its stated goal of hitting that figure by 2018. Keogh declined to state a new sales goal.”We had a record last year with the oldest portfolio in the luxury business,” he said.Audi is unveiling its R8 Spyder V10 coupe high-performance sports car at the show.Keogh thinks the luxury segment of the US auto market will continue to grow from the current 1.8 million vehicles a year to about 2 million in the next few years – 2 or 3 per cent growth a year.Audi sales are up 2.5 per cent in the United States so far this year.ALSO READ:Audi drops a teaser of new Audi Q2 crossover ahead of Geneva Motor Show debut”The fundamental dynamics as I see it are still generally good” for luxury US sales, he said, referring to credit access, the age of the vehicle fleet and low gasoline prices.advertisementlast_img

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